CoC Resources

Special Unsheltered NOFO – Funding OpportunityNew Project Application

The purpose of this Special NOFO to Address Unsheltered Homelessness is to target efforts to reduce unsheltered homelessness among Philadelphians, particularly in marginalized communities with very high levels of unsheltered homelessness. Funding recommendations for HUD award will be made to service providers that ‘correctly’ implement a coordinated approaches — grounded in Housing First and public health principles — to reduce the prevalence of unsheltered homelessness, and improve services engagement, health outcomes, and housing stability among highly vulnerable unsheltered individuals and families. OHS and The Philadelphia Department of Public Health expect applicants to partner with health and housing agencies to leverage mainstream housing and healthcare resources.

The FFY 2022 Unsheltered NOFO – New Project Application Competition Completed
New Project Application period: August 17th – September 16th, 2022

The following results from New Project competition,

Philadelphia Continuum of Care (PA-500) is eligible to apply for up to $42,095,502 over a 3 Year Term

  • HMIS – $2,315,544.00
  • Coordinated Entry – $3,280,960
  • Housing with Supportive Services (aka Permanent Supportive Housing) – $21,664,950
  • Supportive Services Only (i.e. – wound care, transportation and other intensive services) – $2,167,500
  • Joint Transitional/Rapid Rehousing – $4,942,858
  • Rapid Rehousing – $3,722,832

The ranking strategy follows the FFY22 Local Competition approved by the Board earlier this year

  • Project ranking placed greater emphasis on the local priorities and needs of the community, ranking by project type: PSH, SSO-Intensive Care, TH-RRH, RRH
  • then by population type (100% Dedicated, DedicatedPLUS, DV, etc),
  • ranking by scores within each subsection. 
  • This means that projects that scored lower but served the needs of the community may have ranked higher than higher performing projects.

The FFY22 ranking strategy prioritizes the preservation and creation of new units to house participants. 

The strategy uses a combination of local priorities, application scores, and input from the Housing and Fiscal units to determine final ranking and reductions. 

    • New Units = up to 400 Housing Units which includes
      • DV Units = 18 Units
      • Youth Units = 53 Units

The following table contains the official documentation included in the FFY2022 CoC Unsheltered NOFO application submission for the Philadelphia (PA-500) Continuum of Care program.

Title

Description

Date

FFY2022 CoC-Approved Unsheltered NOFO – FFY 2022 Consolidated Application

Required Multi-Part Narrative Questions and Attachments

October 19, 2022

FFY2022 Continuum of Care-Unsheltered NOFO (PA-500) – Priority Listing

List of approved renewal and new projects accepted by the CoC Board

October 18, 2022

Unsheltered NOFO – FFY 2022 Continuum of Care PA-500 Priority Project Ranking

Final List of projects ranked and reviewed by the CoC Board to be considered for funding

Sent to the Board 10/17/2022 and approved on 10/18/2022

Continuum of Care Supplemental to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness

Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2022 CoC Competition

In August 2022, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Continuum of Care Program Competition.

The Philadelphia FFY2022 Continuum of Care through the approval of CoC Board and administrative support of the Collaborative Applicant (Office of Homeless Services) will be submitting the following requested amounts for funding to continue to support existing and new supportive housing resources for Philadelphians who are experiencing a housing homeless crisis.

Projects (Renewal and New) = $35,229,131

  • DV Bonus Projects = $4,209,550
  • CoC Bonus Projects = $2,104,775
  • Planning Grant = $1,250,000

Total FY2021 CoC NOFO Request = $42,095,502

The following table contains the official documentation included in the FFY2022 CoC NOFO application submission for the Philadelphia (PA-500) Continuum of Care program. FY2022 PA-500 CoC Consolidated Application

Title Description Date
FFY2022 CoC-Approved Consolidated Application Required Multi-Part Narrative Questions and Attachments September 30, 2022
FFY2022 – PA-500 CoC Project Priority Listing List of approved renewal and new projects accepted by the CoC Board September 28, 2022
Philadelphia-CoC-PA-500-FFY2022-Project-Ranking Final List of projects ranked and reviewed by the CoC Board to be considered for funding September 15, 2022

The revised FFY 2022 Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW) for the FFY 2022 PA-500 Philadelphia Continuum of Care (CoC) Program funding process have been posted.

The GIW calculates an Annual Renewal Amount (ARA) for each project, which is the sum of each project’s renewable budget line items (BLIs) (e.g., rental assistance, leasing, supportive services), and identifies the total renewal amount a project may request in the FFY 2022 CoC Program Notice Of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

The FFY 2022 CoC Program Competition is currently open

CoC funded renewal project recipient and subrecipient agency contacts received the FFY22 Continuum of Care (CoC) Local Competition Guide and Application for Renewal Projects.

The following periods are for the CoC competition:

Renewal Project Application period: August 3rd – 19th, 2022
New Project Application period: August 12th – 29th, 2022

The Office of Homeless Services webinar briefing for the CoC renewal competition can be reviewed by clicking here.  Passcode: PA-500CoC.

New/Expansion Project Application Funding Opportunity

The following are the presentation slides from the briefing held on August 12, 2022, at 10:30 AM.

FY2022 PA-500 – CoC New and Expansion Project Briefing 8.12.22 (Presentation Slides)  Briefing Recording, click here to access the recording, Passcode: PA-500CoC

New Project Submission Portal – Click Here to Access

The following document templates can be used to complete the attachment requirements for submitted proposals:


Becoming a Member and Nomination Opportunities

Nominations are open annually and accepted from all RtH community members. If you aren’t a member, you can quickly become one by applying here.

All nominees must be able to commit to serve for two years, attend Board meetings every other month, serve on at least one Roadmap to Homes Board Committee, and adhere to the Roadmap to Homes Code of Conduct.

Nominations must be received by (Date provided during Board Election Season – Annually) at 5pm. Individuals nominated by others will be contacted and if interested, must accept their nomination by noon on (Date provided during Board Election Season – Annually) to be included in the final ballot. Nominations will be reviewed by a Nominating Committee comprised of Roadmap to Homes Board Members and elections will be held from (Dates provided during Board Election Season – Annually).

For more information and to submit your nomination(s), available during annual nomination period.

We strongly encourage interested community members, especially those with lived experience with homelessness, to nominate themselves or others to join our Board!

Past CoC Competitions

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) – FY 2021 CoC Competition

In August 2021, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Continuum of Care Program Competition. Press Release

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

This year’s priority listing as voted and approved by the CoC Board,

  • Projects (Renewal and New) = $38,949,705
      • DV Bonus Projects = $3,686,501
      • CoC Bonus Projects = $1,913, 438
      • Planning Grant = $1,154,275

Total FY2021 CoC NOFO Request = $40,103,980

**The following table contains the official documentation included in the FY2021 CoC NOFO application submission for the Philadelphia (PA-500) Continuum of Care program.

Title Description Date
FY2021 PA-500 CoC Consolidated Application Required Multi-Part Narrative Questions and Attachments November 16, 2021
PA-500 CoC Project Priority List FY 2021 List of approved renewal and new projects accepted by the CoC Board November 15, 2021
2021 CoC (PA-500) FINAL Ranking Final List of projects ranked and reviewed by the CoC Board to be considered for funding November 05, 2021

Updates

HUD Awarded $33,751,218 to the Philadelphia Continuum of Care. A full list of the projects can be found here.

Reporting

HUD System Performance Measures

Housing Inventory Count

Point-in-Time Count

Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA)

A critical aspect of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended, is a focus on viewing the local homeless response as a coordinated system of homeless assistance options as opposed to homeless assistance programs and funding sources that operate independently in a community.

The Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA) report, produced from a CoC’s Homelessness Management Information System (HMIS) and submitted annually to HUD via the HDX 2.0, provides HUD and Continuums of Care (CoCs) with critical information about how people experiencing homelessness use their system of care.

To learn more visit, HUD Exchange LSA page

Philadelphia CoC PA-500: Stella P Data Resources (Coming Soon)

  • Stella Performance Module (Stella P): Available now, Stella P uses dynamic visuals of CoCs’ LSA data to illustrate how households move through the homeless system and highlight outcome disparities. Stella P does the analytical heavy lifting, so your CoC can focus on planning and improving your crisis response system.

Philadelphia Homeless Data Snapshot Reports

For more information about the Philadelphia Continuum of Care or how to get involved, contact David A. Weathington, Director of CoC Activities and Grants.